Bug 166597 - No way to set LDAP bind passwd without having it visible on the command line
Summary: No way to set LDAP bind passwd without having it visible on the command line
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: samba
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Fenlason
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-08-23 18:11 UTC by Mark McLoughlin
Modified: 2014-08-31 23:27 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-01-02 08:22:17 UTC

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Description Mark McLoughlin 2005-08-23 18:11:14 UTC
To set the LDAP bind passwd for samba (in secrets.tdb) you must use "smbpasswd
-w passwd"

It would be nice if smbpasswd would prompt for the password if it wasn't
supplied on the command line

Rationale is that for the brief time that smbpasswd is running, the password is
visible to everyone via /prov/$pid/cmdline, which isn't ideal

Comment 1 W. Michael Petullo 2005-12-24 15:27:31 UTC
This is a security issue.  The smbpasswd program should support reading the 
admin password from a prompt, and also support the -s option (read from stdin.)
 Can the owner of this bug set the severity to secruity?

Comment 2 W. Michael Petullo 2005-12-24 17:21:37 UTC
See also upstream bug: https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3356.

Comment 3 W. Michael Petullo 2006-03-20 15:41:07 UTC
I think this is now fixed in the upstream SVN tree.  See 

Comment 4 W. Michael Petullo 2006-12-30 18:17:24 UTC
It looks like Fedora has incorporated the upstream fix.  I'm not sure exactly
when this was pulled in, but samba-common-3.0.23c-2 is good (see the new -W and
-s options.)  I tried to close this bug, but I can't because I was not the reporter.

Comment 5 Mark McLoughlin 2007-01-02 08:22:17 UTC
Thanks, confirmed

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